By Sarah Brewer
All of us have a a hundred% probability of loss of life -- ultimately. yet what are the world's greatest killers? whilst are you so much in danger? And what are you able to do to delay the inevitable for so long as attainable? Death -- A Survival Guide bargains a different perception into the largest threats to existence and limb within the industrialized international. Sarah Brewer's finished and thorough survey appears to be like at a hundred factors of loss of life from the most typical corresponding to middle illness, smoking comparable deaths and household injuries to the weird and downright strange lightning moves and animal assaults. This interesting -- and infrequently sideways -- examine dying and demise can help you know the commonest explanations of loss of life and the way every one impacts the human physique. 'At a glance' records demonstrate who dies the place, whilst and the way frequently; lists of indicators, indicators and threat elements let you be certain the possibilities of it taking place to you; and at last case reviews on prevention, therapy and cures...
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En qualquier manera o por qualqujer causa que venga la muerte corporal, non debe aver enojo njn se deue turbar njn aver mjedo alguno, mas de grado, voluntariosamente e con todo el juyzio de la razón [. . ] rresçiba la muerte, e con mucha pasçiençia, conformando su voluntad de todo en todo con la voluntad de Dios. E así bien e seguramente podrá morir. (Arte ‘N’ 1990: 151) Unfortunately for the dying, this patience and endurance were not easily achieved. Although some died with relatively little physical pain, for others it was a slow and agonizing process, as in the case of Enrique IV: dióle un tan grand dolor de costado, y tan agudo que ningún reposo ni sosiego le dexaba tener; en tanto grado, que siempre le fue cresciendo, e nunca menguando, e duróle aquel dolor por espacio de diez horas.
In the miracle the previously avaricious Estevan dies in sin and is in great danger of having his soul dragged off to everlasting torment in Hell. Thanks to the intervention of the Virgin Mary and several saints he is returned to earth and given a second chance of dying well. This time he rights all the wrongs he has done in his life (an essential part of the making of a last will and testament, as we shall see), receives the last rites, and takes to his bed, praying right up to the last moment: Entregó ricamientre a los deseredados, a los qe tuerto tovo fízolos bien pagados, confessóse al preste de todos sos peccados, de quantos avié fechos e dichos e asmados.
3 This phrase, or variants of it, seem to have been common in wills of this period. According to Bejarano Rubio, ‘La encomendación del alma se suele hacer a Nuestro Redentor Jesucristo, al que se le reconoce su acto creador y redentor’ (1990: 37). 4 According to P. Fernando Rubio the dedication of the Jardín de nobles donzellas to the future Catholic Monarch, Isabel, was written between the death of her brother in July 1468 and her marriage to Fernando in October 1469 (Prosistas castellanos 1964: xxx).
Death: A Survival Guide by Sarah Brewer